TITLE

Sports Junkies Of The U.S., Rejoice!

AUTHOR(S)
Johnson, William Oscar
PUB. DATE
July 1979
SOURCE
Sports Illustrated;7/23/1979, Vol. 51 Issue 4, p43
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports that Getty Oil is paying 10 million U.S. dollars for a majority interest in a cable television (TV) company in Plainville, Connecticut, called The Entertainment and Sports Programming Network, Inc. (ESPN). The cable TV company reportedly plans to launch the nation's first 24-hour sports network. The broadcast potential of ESPN is reportedly limited to the number of U.S. homes with cable connection. It is noted that the cable TV company will be financed by advertising instead of subscription.
ACCESSION #
53513897

 

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